Roy Wright (physiologist)
He was born in Central Castra, Tasmania. He became Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne from 1939 to 1971 and was later Chancellor of the University from 1980 to 1989. He advised the leaders of the optometry profession who were responsible for setting up the Victorian College of Optometry in 1939 and 1940 and helped plan the first four-year optometry course. He was involved again when the optometry course was transferred to the university.
He was a colourful supporter of causes, as his biography "Pansy Wright — A biography of Roy Douglas Wright" by Peter McPhee (1999) attests. He challenged students, colleagues and institutions, asserting at one time: "Whatever you do, whether you do it well or do it badly, do it brilliantly. Avoid mediocrity on all accounts".
- "Wright, (Roy) Douglas (1907 - 1990)". Biographical entry, Faculty of Science. University of Melbourne. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- "University Chancellors, Roy Douglas Wright, Professor Emeritus, Sir (1907-1990)". http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/collections/chancellors/wright.html. External link in
- "The first issue of Chiron, 1983". http://www.jnmhugateways.unimelb.edu.au/umfm/biogs/gallery/FM00012g.htm. External link in
Sir Oliver Gillard
|Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
Sir Edward Woodward